Bungalow Development At Bukit Gasing Yet To Get DBKL’s Nod
November 23, 2006 19:11 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) — The plan to develop 142 bungalow lots on a 15.2-hectare site in Bukit Gasing here, causing public uproar, has yet to be approved by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Ruslin Hasan said a decision on the application for the development would only be made after DBKL’s Sensitive Areas Environment Committee had considered all the technical information at hand.

He said the committee was in the midst of arranging a meeting on the matter that would be chaired by the secretary-general of the Federal Territories Ministry.

“The feedback received will then be presented to me so that a decision can be made based on existing guidelines,” he told reporters here Thursday.

He said the technical information needed was in the process of being gathered and the whole exercise was expected to be completed in a month.

Ruslin said that development work by Gasing Meridian Sdn Bhd in Taman Gasing Indah, which borders Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, only involved soil tests.

“The work done covers only a small area and as such does not need any approval,” he added.

The mayor said the application would be rejected if studies showed that the area had no granite but only stony and sandy soil and shale, which would make piling work difficult.

He added that DBKL was concerned about development in hilly areas and on slopes as it was against government policy and to avoid tragedies.

The design plan for the development of the 142 bungalow lots was approved by the Selangor Urban and Rural Development Department in the early 1970’s. The initial plan was for the building of 71 lots of bungalows of 25,000 sq ft in size each.

“However, on May 25, 2005, the land owner presented a new design plan to increase the number of lots from 71 to 142,” Ruslin said. (Bernama)